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    Posted 4 years ago

    betweenthe…
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    I realize the photo quality is poor because the subject moved, but I was drawn to it when I spotted it at the consignment shop yesterday.

    Additionally, and this is amusing, when we had our last Nor'easter last week (and we have a new one today that's dumping close to a foot of the white stuff when all is said and done, maybe more), we were without TV, landline and Internet for two days. My husband, son and I decided to binge watch all four DVDs of Ringu, the Japanese horror series, to pass the time together.

    Spoiler Alert

    In the films, the photos of people who will eventually die have their faces blurred.

    When my 16 year-old son got home from school and I showed him the photo, he recoiled and backed away. I offered it to him and he said, "No way." It will go in my collection.

    ~Laura

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Such an interesting photo!! I can't say that I blame your son. That would be a bit spooky after watching Ringu:) Stay safe and warm.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      I agree with your son, she looks a bit like a ghost image, but a well dressed one lol
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love, vetraio50, Jenni and Scott.
      Scott, it is still coming down and we're probably over a foot now. Thank goodness we've not had to crank up our generator.
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, fortapache, Phil, Ken, and Roy!
    5. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I took a look at the back of the photo. The way it's made interests me. Too bad the details are missing from the back.

      An antique photo-booth - are they still around?
    6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, T and kyratango!

      Gillian, Photomatic has a very interesting history. Very briefly (and for an incredible historical walk-through, see Mark Bloch's http://www.panmodern.com/photobooth.htm), the father of the Photobooth, Anatol Josepho, was born in Russia in 1894. The Mutoscope was invented by Herman Casler, who had worked for Edison. Eventually, Casler started the company The International Mutoscope and Reel Co, which was purchased by William Rabkin in the 1930s. Rabkin created the actual Photomatic, whose heyday was the period from the late 1930s into the 1940s.
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, AnythingObscure.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Anna and PCC!
    9. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much for the interesting link betweenthelens.
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      You're welcome, Gillian! My pleasure! I love researching interesting pieces, and I learned a lot as well.
    11. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      I like the pose and blurriness of this image ... gives it an air of pensiveness and mystery.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, rneiderman. I appreciate the love and your comment. I was drawn to it immediately.

      Thank you for the love, Sean and artfoot!
    13. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Amazing photo/post, thanks for the link provided on #6, very kind of you to do so, very interesting reading.
    14. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Alan, for the kind comments and love. You're welcome, too.
      Thank you for the love, Poire, f64imager, and ho2cultcha.
    15. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, purvis and HunterGatherer!
    16. Grandma-Betties-Stuff, 10 months ago
      i have a mutoscope with the same back on it and the same frame of my mom, Bettie Davis, kissing some guy NOT MY DAD! lol

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